Xenforo Installation Directory Best Practices

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
Entirely up to you, though probably not www.mydomain.com because no doubt you will want people to hit your homepage first, rather than your forum.

The danger is if you use www.mydomain.com now and then move it to /forum later then all of your URLs will change and will probably mess up your search ranks.

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Thanks Chris.

But if I were to use a subdomain, would it affect my Wordpress to Xenforo integration later on?
Subdomains can affect cookie scope which can be relevant for login integration. If the two applications are to share cookies then it's probably best that they are on the same domain.